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Presentation for a workshop at the BBC Data Journalism Day, July 2012

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  • Scraping the OlympicsPaul Bradshaw, author: Scraping for Journalists * Leanpub.com/scrapingforjournalists
  • ?Scraping basicsCombining dataFinding stories in data *
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  • Function (Parameters) *
  • Function (Parameters)=SUM(A2:A50)=AVERAGE(B2:B300)=COUNTIF(A10:A3000,”Smith”) *
  • (“string”, index) *
  • Tip: search fordocumentation *
  • Tip: search for structure around data *
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  • //div[starts-with(@class, ‘jobWrap’)]*
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  • Combining data *
  • ?Question:Which torchbearers arefrom Dorset? *
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  • ?Finding leads:Corporate torchbearers? *
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  • New entries - ordisappearing ones *
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  • Leanpub.com/scrapingforjournalists @paulbradshaw onlinejournalismblog.com helpmeinvestigate.com slideshare.net/onlinejournalist * linkedin.com/in/onlinejournalist